Turkmenistan and the United States are committed to the further development of trade and economic ties. This was noted at the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with the US delegation headed by Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US Department of State Donald Lu, which took place on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
In this aspect, the parties noted the importance of intensifying the work of the Turkmen-American Business Council.
During the talks, it was noted that bilateral cooperation between the countries is actively and dynamically developing, based on the principles of openness, mutual respect and understanding.
The diplomats discussed the effectiveness of the partnership in the “Central Asia – USA” (C5 + 1) format, and also emphasized the effectiveness of the ongoing Turkmen-American political consultations.
Joint activities in the fields of science, education, healthcare and culture were singled out as a significant area of bilateral relations, through which a number of programs and projects are being implemented. Attention was also paid to environmental issues, including climate change issues and reduction of methane emissions.
The parties noted the existing potential of bilateral cooperation in the field of healthcare and medical science.
During the meeting, international and regional topics were also touched upon, including issues of the Afghan problem.
Upon completion of the negotiations, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Turkmenistan and the US Government on cooperation in the field of healthcare and medical sciences, the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.